Corporate initiatives that offer single dimension solutions are seldom of benefit. We work with leaders and managers to help them link all functions, big or small, with their organisation’s deeper purpose.
Maintaining relevance in the world is a significant challenge. Ultimately, the role an organisation plays in society validates their license to operate.
At Pulse we are bound together to create a meaningful difference. A misunderstood brand that needs help, a product or technology that will make for a better world or simply something that appeals to our personal interests.
Sept - Dec 2016
Pulse is hosting a four-stage series of workshops this autumn.
Each stage enables participants to understand how to develop purposeful action in their organisations.
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encompassing employee engagement, corporate communication and design.
We help clients create businesses that are guided by purpose and principles.
Change can feel destabilising. It requires leadership dedication. For change to be successful, people need to be supported and encouraged to see and feel its relevance and how it benefits. We pay a lot of attention to getting this right.
Glencore, charged our friends at Envision with creating a safety engagement campaign on the fatal hazards of riding illegally on conveyor belts. Based on a devastating incident, Envision filmed surviving mineworkers re-enacting the events, while also revealing their thoughts and feelings about the experience. The campaign won the Cannes 2015 Gold Award and is proving effective in changing attitudes.
The international Artraker 2016 Awards call for submissions is now open! For the past three years Pulse has partnered with this extraordinary organisation, which gives voice to conflict artists from around the world. This year’s three Artraker Award categories, open to all artistic disciplines, are for: “Challenging the Narrative“, “Healing the Void” and “Imagine Peace!”. Details available here
We ‘go with the grain’ of how our clients work. We don’t impose processes – but we will hold a philosophy about what we feel is important and align ourselves to what our clients are striving to achieve. Underpinning it all is about helping to build a purposeful corporate brand.
We met as strangers
A year-long photography project by our very own resident photographer and admin guru, Michael Chapman, is now complete. Michael set out to photograph 100 strangers who volunteered to meet him via the social media network, Twitter. The Guardian recently featured Michael’s ‘We met as strangers’ project and showcased examples of his photography, which can be found here
The Invisible Store of Happiness
Designer Sebastian Cox and sculptor Laura Ellen’s collaboration, The Invisible Store of Happiness, is a unique experiment between a furniture maker and an artist to challenge the versatility and properties of two exceptional hardwoods, American maple and cherry.
The Starling’s Visit has been created specifically for the persecuted Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq. Through an initial introduction by Pulse, the Kitabna project has successfully received funding from AMAR, who will be distributing these books to Yazidi children. Available in English, Arabic and Kurdish, the story promotes social cohesion and psychosocial support.
Can we meet the needs of the present without compromising the future?
Our latest project, a six-month exhibition, uses the concept of exploration ‘behind food sustainability’ to showcase the people, places and traditions making a difference. The exhibition, based in Venice, will also travel to various European locations in 2015, including Expo 2015 in Milan.
Our collective experience (across design, PR, strategy and culture) is focused on supporting your operations and your communications management. Delivering practical ideas at the front-line, in the UK and internationally.
Relevance, looking beyond business performance
Maintaining relevance in the world is a considerable challenge. Our work has largely involved helping clients deepen their connection with their audiences. We are interested in the role an organisation needs to play in society to create a long-term license to operate. This comes from building shared value – often difficult to sustain, particularly when trading conditions are tough.
What are the practical realities of creating a purpose-led organisation?
In the latest Pulse Thinking blog Simon Milton reveals Pulse’s 12 principles of purposeful branding and helps to stimulate thinking on how paying attention to these principles can help you and your organisation move to a more purpose-led future.